Football 2015: Colby College

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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:59 am

Football team closes season with setback

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Colby College football team had early chances to score points only to watch rival Bowdoin College put up 13 points in the second quarter on the way to a 35-13 win over the Mules in the season finale on Saturday at Whittier Field.

Colby (1-7 overall) was winning the field position battle in the opening quarter. The best opportunity was after an interception by Will Caffey at the Bowdoin 48-yard line, a return of 23 yards, and a 15-yard illegal block call on the Polar Bears gave the Mules the ball at the 10-yard line.
After three straight rushes put the ball at the 3-yard line, Colby decided to go for the touchdown on fourth down. A pass from Gabe Harrington to Sebastian Ferrell netted just one yard and the Polar Bears took over at their own 2-yard line.
The Mules later had a drive start at the Bowdoin 44-yard line, but again gave the ball over on downs at the 30-yard line.
The Polar Bears had a touchdown and two field goals in the final 7:08 to take a 13-0 lead at intermission. Bowdoin went 12 plays and 49 yards to go up 3-0 on a 27-yard field goal by Andrew Sisti.
After a three-and-out by the Mules, the Polar Bears went 63 yards on six plays to lead 10-0. Tim Drakeley, who had 314 yards passing, went down the left sideline to Nick Vailas on a 40-yard scoring play.
Sisti booted a 30-yard field goal on the last play of the half. The Polar Bears took over with 53 seconds left and used eight plays to get in position for the kick.
Drakeley had three completions of 14 yards or more on Bowdoin’s touchdown drive for a 20-0 lead. Jake Rourke went up the middle from less than a yard out for the score.
Colby had the longest scoring drive of the day at nine plays and 91 yards to cut the margin to 20-7. Harrington hit wide open receiver Alex Kramer on a 28-yard scoring catch. Harrington had four completions of 12 yards or more, including 18-yard pass plays to Mark Snyder and Jabari Hurdle-Price.
The Polar Bears got another touchdown from Vailas, this time a 36-yard pass play from Drakeley for a 27-7 lead with 13:26 left in the fourth quarter. Drakeley tossed an underneath pass for about 5 yards, but Vailas caught the ball on the run and went all the way for the score.
The Mules once again had to go a long distance to get their second touchdown. Colby went 80 yards on 11 plays before Hurdle-Price barely got into the end zone on a 4th-and-1 play up the middle. Kramer had a 28-yard catch on the drive.
Play got a little wild over the next few seconds after Hurdle-Price’s touchdown. Bowdoin blocked the extra point attempt and Cameron Rondeau scooped up the ball and went all the way to the Colby end zone for two points and a 29-13 lead.
The entertainment did not end there. Colby kicker John Baron had a perfect on-sides kick up the middle that appeared to hit a Bowdoin player before it went 10 yards. Matt Richman recovered at the Bowdoin 40-yard line and Colby seemed ready for a comeback.
On the second play of the drive, Hurdle-Price had an 18-yard run to the Polar Bear 22-yard line wiped out due to a holding call. The Mules end up going for it on 4th-and-10 from the 40-yard line, but had an incomplete pass with 6:42 to play.
The Polar Bears scored on a 4th-and-10 with just 1:39 to play. Drakeley threw his third touchdown of the day on a 30-yard pass play to Bryan Porter.
Hurdle-Price had 72 yards rushing and caught eight passes for 43 yards. He finished first in the NESCAC in all-purpose yards (153.8) and second in rushing yards per game (91.0). Hurdle-Price also led the Mules in catches (30) and scoring (36 points).
Kramer had six catches for 87 yards for the Mules. Vailas led Bowdoin with six grabs for 114 yards.
Colby middle linebacker Stephen O’Grady was tied for a game-high with 12 tackles in his final collegiate game. He finished his career with 115 tackles in just 20 games (5.75 per game).
Harry Nicholas added nine tackles and fellow senior Ryan Neville had eight stops for the Mules.
Colby and Bowdoin were meeting for the 127th time, with the Polar Bears holding a 70-48-9 edge in the series. The home team has won the past five years.
Bowdoin 35, Colby 13
Colby…………… 0 0 7 6 – 13
Bowdoin…………. 0 13 7 15 – 35
Scoring Summary:
2nd 07:08 BOWDOIN – Andrew Sisti 27 yd field goal, 12-49 4:06
03:19 BOWDOIN – Nick Vailas 40 yd pass from Tim Drakeley (Andrew Sisti kick), 6-63 2:28
00:00 BOWDOIN – Andrew Sisti 30 yd field goal, 8-48 0:53
3rd 09:17 BOWDOIN – Jake Rourke 1 yd run (Andrew Sisti kick)
01:15 COLBY – Alex Kramer 28 yd pass from Gabe Harrington (John Baron kick), 9-91 4:09
4th 13:26 BOWDOIN – Nick Vailas 36 yd pass from Tim Drakeley (Andrew Sisti kick), 5-66 1:14
08:54 COLBY – Jabari Hurdle-Price 1 yd run (John Baron kick blockd), 11-80 4:25
08:54 BOWDOIN – Cameron Rondeau PAT return
01:39 BOWDOIN – Bryan Porter 30 yd pass from Tim Drakeley (Andrew Sisti kick failed), 4-30 1:02
FIRST DOWNS………………. 17 21
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………… 32-77 31-106
PASSING YDS (NET)…………. 228 314
Passes Att-Comp-Int……….. 44-25-0 43-24-1
Fumble Returns-Yards………. 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards………… 1-1 1-4
Kickoff Returns-Yards……… 3-40 3-39
Interception Returns-Yards…. 1-23 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)………… 8-34.9 6-39.2
Fumbles-Lost……………… 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards…………… 8-87 11-104
Possession Time…………… 32:41 27:19
Third-Down Conversions…….. 3 of 16 4 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions……. 1 of 5 2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 1-2 3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 0-0 2-16
RUSHING: Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price 23-72; Billy Murphy 1-6; Robert Murray 1-0;
Christian Sparacio 4-0; Gabe Harrington 3-minus 1. Bowdoin-Jake Rourke 25-75;
Tim Drakeley 6-31.
PASSING: Colby-Gabe Harrington 19-29-0-193; Christian Sparacio 6-15-0-35.
Bowdoin-Tim Drakeley 24-43-1-314.
RECEIVING: Colby-Jabari Hurdle-Price 8-43; Alex Kramer 6-87; Sebastian Ferrell
5-21; Henry Holmes 2-26; Mark Snyder 2-23; Robert Murray 1-12; Billy Murphy
1-10; Drew Choos 0-6. Bowdoin-Nick Vailas 6-114; Bryan Porter 6-95; Seamus Power
5-27; Daniel Barone 3-21; Ken Skon 2-20; Jake Rourke 1-26; Stephen Griffin 1-11.
INTERCEPTIONS: Colby-Will Caffey 1-23. Bowdoin-None.
FUMBLES: Colby-None. Bowdoin-TEAM 1-1.
Stadium: Whittier Field Attendance: 2081 ... h-setback/
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Re: Football 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:25 am

Hurdle-Price, Ruiz on All-NESCAC Football Team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College junior running back Jabari Hurdle-Price (Bronx, N.Y.) and senior defensive lineman Ryan Ruiz (Hyde Park, Mass.) were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Football All-Conference Team on Tuesday.

Hurdle-Price was selected to the first team, while Ruiz was on the second team. Both players were selected All-NESCAC for the first time.
Hurdle-Price finished the year with 728 yards on 189 carries and scored six touchdowns. He finished first in the conference in all-purpose yards (153.8) and second in rushing yards (91.0). Hurdle-Price also led the Mules in total receptions (30) and was third in receiving yards (205).
After playing sparingly in his first year with the Mules. Hurdle-Price has been one of the best running backs in the NESCAC the past two seasons. He has 1,268 rushing yards and 350 receiving yards in his career.
Since the NESCAC started declaring a league champion in 2000, Hurdle-Price is one of only two Colby running backs to earn all-conference honors. Aaron Stepka was a three-time selection in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
Colby has had a defensive lineman on the All-NESCAC team six years in a row with the addition of Ruiz. A tri-captain for the Mules, Ruiz finished with 36 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks in 2015.
Ryan Ruiz
Ruiz, who missed nine games due to injury in his first two years at Colby, finished his career with 123 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and five sacks.

NESCAC Football All-Conference Teams
Offensive Player of the Year: Chance Brady, Tufts
Defensive Player of the Year: Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn, Amherst
Rookie of the Year: Max Chipouras, Trinity
Coach of the Year: E.J. Mills, Amherst
QB: Matt Milano, Middlebury, senior
RB: Jabari Hurdle-Price, Colby, junior
RB: Chance Brady, Tufts, junior
FB: Jason Nastovski, Hamilton, sophomore
OL: Blake Cunningham, Wesleyan, senior
OL: Akene Farmer-Michos, Tufts, senior
OL: Sam Hart, Amherst, senior
OL: Chris Simmons, Trinity, sophomore
WR: Charles Ensley, Hamilton, junior
WR: Jackson McGonagle, Amherst, senior
WR: Bryan Vieira, Trinity, sophomore
TE: Rob Thoma, Amherst, junior
DL: Gil Araujo, Middlebury, senior
DL: Lyle Baker, Trinity, senior
DL: Matt D’Andrea, Trinity, junior
DL: Paul Johnson, Amherst, junior
DL: Jordan Stone, Wesleyan, junior
DL: Zach Thomas, Tufts, sophomore
LB: Liam Kenneally, Trinity, sophomore
LB: Thomas Kleyn, Amherst, senior
LB: Tim Patricia, Middlebury, senior
LB: Mark Upton, Bates, junior
DB: Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn, Amherst, junior
DB: Nate Leedy, Middlebury, junior
DB: Paul McCarthy, Trinity, senior
DB: Yosa Nosamiefan, Trinity, junior
DB: Justin Sanchez, Wesleyan, junior
DB: Jaymie Spears, Amherst, senior
PK: Willie Holmquist, Tufts, junior
P: Kyle Pulek, Trinity, senior
RET: Darrien Myers, Trinity, junior
QB: Reece Foy, Amherst, sophomore
RB: Kenny Adinkra, Amherst, senior
RB: Max Chipouras, Trinity, first year
OL: Dylan Berardelli, Hamilton, senior
OL: Andy Klarman, Middlebury, junior
OL: Matthew Netto, Bowdoin, senior
OL: Joe Wilson, Wesleyan, first year
OL: Elijah Zabludoff, Amherst, sophomore
WR: Devin Boehm, Amherst, junior
WR: Mike Breuler, Wesleyan, sophomore
WR: Mark Riley, Bates, senior
WR: Darrias Sime, Williams, senior
TE: Trevor Miletich, Middlebury, senior
TE: Bryan Porter, Bowdoin, sophomore
DL: Micah Adickes, Tufts, sophomore
DL: Preston Kelly, Trinity, senior
DL: Niyi Odewade, Amherst, junior
DL: Ryan Ruiz, Colby, senior
LB: Evan Boynton, Amherst, junior
LB: Alex Daversa-Russo, Wesleyan, senior
LB: Addison Pierce, Middlebury, junior
LB: Patrick Williams, Tufts, senior
DB: Spencer Donahue, Trinity, junior
DB: Elijah Eaton, Williams, senior
DB: Dan Pierce, Middlebury, senior
DB: Brandon Williams, Bates, junior
PK: Charlie Wall, Amherst, sophomore
P: Jackson McGonagle, Amherst, senior
RET: Mike Rando, Tufts, junior ... ball-team/
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